But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Our Common Salvation - Apologetic Report
Friday, 18 May 2018 22:00

In Grievance Against Unlimited Atonement

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One of the main grievances that professing Christians have against the doctrine of Limited Atonement is that it is “unfair.” In their mind, it stifles evangelism and makes God’s atonement unjust. One preacher even likened it to inviting someone to a feast with nothing at the...

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In order to learn a second language, sometimes you have to know some immediate application. James Found’s Basic Greek In 30 Minutes A Day does just that. I was able to recognize some fundamental second language acquisition technics that really make what you’re learning meaningful....

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Wolf and Crane by Milo Winter (1919)

A Wolf had a bone stuck in his throat. Looking for help, he hired a Crane. And for a large sum of money, she put her head into his mouth and drew out the bone. After the Crane had extracted the bone, she demanded the promised payment. The Wolf, grinning and...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 22:26

There Is No Such Thing As Street Ministry

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Witnessing with our local church at a park event

In the western world, we are pretty good at assigning categories to specific philosophies, groups, word views, etc. It’s not a bad thing if the motive is to only make distinctions in order to establish definition within a conversation/debate....

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Let’s face it, pornography is a shameful thing. Most men know it (and women too). But no matter how many times you ask God for forgiveness, and vow never to do it again, you fail again. And one of the reasons why it perpetuates itself in your life is because it is a secret struggle....

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 13:01

The NRA, Eminem, A Legacy of Hate

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On March 12th, during the iHeart Music Awards, Eminem gave a short freestyle on stage regarding his thoughts about guns and the National Rifle Association (NRA). One of the lines catching attention is:

They love their guns more than our children.”

You can read his whole freestyle here.

Thi...

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Sunday, 04 March 2018 20:00

Michael Brown’s Dangerous Orthodoxy

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If you haven’t heard about the controversy surrounding Dr. Michael Brown and his association with heretical teachers, you may feel a bit out of the loop reading this. But, if you’ve ever encountered any preacher/Christian who seemed to lack the necessary discernment when considering who...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018 21:30

No Children – Not Just a Burden for Women

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“I’m spotting.” I had no idea how those simple words could pack such an emotional punch. Or how about this one – “It’s negative again.” Maybe you don’t know these words intimately. Maybe your bad news comes in the form of a sigh or disappointed grin...

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A Rooster, while looking for food for himself and his hens, found a precious stone. He shouted, “Oh precious stone. If your owner had found you before I did, he would have joyously taken you, and set you in your rightful place. But indeed, I have found you for no reason. Because I would...

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Sunday, 05 November 2017 00:29

Annihilating Conditionalism

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I had the privilege to appear on the Bible Thumping Wingnut show to discuss conditionalism/annihilationism. We went over the common mistake people make when dialoguing with conditionalists, the heretical associations Rethinking Hell has with theologies like Open Theism, Unitarianism, and...

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I know am way behind when it comes to writing articles regarding linguistics, but here is a good start. If you’re interested in an easy to read, understandable, and fun introduction into the world of linguistics, The Study of Language by George Yule is in my top 5. It’s already in...

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Saturday, 14 October 2017 04:32

“The Mighty Weakness of John Knox”

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Last week at our church, we had a Reformation Conference and Douglas Bond was the teacher. The lectures were very informative and edifying, especially when he spoke about the French Reformers (like the Huguenots). I hope to have him (Lord willing) appear our podcast in the near future to discuss...

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Almost a year ago, Chris Date and I had several conversations about his position and about coming on our radio podcast. He first emailed us and asked us to come on the show to talk about conditionalism. Being familiar with his ministry at that point for almost three years, I desired to converse...

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I’ve been waiting to write this article for a while. But I have been eager too. Jude 7 is a go-to verse for annihilationists who assert that since Jude 7 seemingly speaks of “eternal fire” that rained down upon Sodom and Gomorrah, and that fire was not (and is not still) burning,...

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I keep saying over and over again that the annihilationism/conditionalism discussion would take on a different form if it wasn’t for all the heretics Rethinking Hell and others like them affirm, associate, and keep company with. As I pointed out in article 5a concerning the atonement, there...

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A father had a family of sons who were perpetually fighting among themselves. When he failed to resolve their disputes by his exhortations, he determined to give them a practical illustration of the evils of disunity. So one day told them to bring him a bundle of sticks. When they had done so, he...

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